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Women and African Americans in the New Deal

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BC: By: Allyson Safrit Ashley Cook

FC: Women | African Americans

1: During the time before the New Deal many African Americans voted for Roosevelt because they thought he would look out for them in their time of need. | On of the main programs for African Americans was called the Civilian Conservation Corps.. This program gave jobs to over a quarter of a million African American men.

3: Many New Deal programs on the other hand were against African Americans. Roosevelt had to many times discriminate against the African Americans so that many southerners would not get upset. | The NRA for example gave whites the first chance to get a job over blacks. THe FHA would not give mortgages to blacks.

4: On of the main groups to help women to get jobs was the Works Prosect Administration. Elenor Roosevelt knew women were suffering int he depression and she became the advocate for the women in this time. | It was estimated that over two million women did not have jobs. Many women were the only income in their house.

6: The Fair Labor Relations Act gave over 800,000 women jobs by the end of the 1930s. | Amelia Earhart was the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic ocean. She became an inspiration for women showing they can do anything.

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